gets moody and atmospheric at the 8x10. Frederick folkies
Silent Old Mtns
play the Windup Space with
Lands and Peoples
turn pop inside out at the Metro Gallery with
Dave and the Fellas
. The Latin-tinged funk of the
Pimps of Joytime
fills Rams Head Live. This year's Scream Tour features urban-radio tween idols
, who will try to drown out their fans' cheers at Pier Six Pavilion. Led by earthy Athens, Ga., singer/songwriter,
and the Crowns
come to the 8x10.
Facing the Apocalypse
get heavy at the Ottobar. The
have beards and sound like it at Joe Squared Station North. The Brooklyn-based jazz trio
pay a visit to An die Musik. Literate rockers
plays the Sidebar with
, a new group populated by local indie all-stars from Double Dagger and Future Islands, open for
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
at the Windup Space.
The Sidebar's Asshole Fest kicks off with
. Local '80s-throwback rockers on the rise the
shoot a new video and a performance for MTV at the Ottobar. New country hit maker
plays Rams Head Live.
Bobby Keys & the Suffering Bastards
, featuring the Rolling Stones' longtime saxman, are at the Baltimore Soundstage. Contemporary adults
bum you out at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
, featuring members of the Bridge, Psycho Killers, and the John K. Band, plays the 8x10. Acoustic singer/songwriter
strums at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
sing some sweet, sweet slow jams at Pier Six Pavilion.
This Is Your Signal
headline the An die Musik 2012 Electronica Concert Two. Fat Wreck Chords vets
plays the Ottobar with
get alliterative at the 8x10. Bass Nation presents
at the Recher Theatre.
, with members of the fondly remembered '90s, Baltimore rockers Buttsteak, play the Windup Space with
Prince and Michael Experience
brings all the finest falsetto moments of the '80s to the Baltimore Soundstage.
gets a little emo at the Metro Gallery. Feed The Scene, Rachel Taft's nonprofit organization to help out Baltimore bands, celebrates its first anniversary at the Sidebar with sets by
, and many more. Fells Point favorites
do their thing at the Horse You Came in On. D.C.-based band
gets a big hometown gig headlining the 9:30 Club.
Ehse Records pianist
plays a release party for his new album,
Songs In The Key Of Survival
, at the 2640 Space.
Kings of Crownsville
fill An die Musik with the sound of New Orleans. Michigan's
come through town at the Charm City Art Space.
Glen Burnie punk trio
hits the Sidebar with
Some Kind of Nightmare
. 98 Rock's Noise In The Basement lets four bands rock the Baltimore Soundstage.
The Maine pop-punk quintet
Sparks the Rescue
headline the Recher Theatre with the
spins all your favorite breaks at Joe Squared Inner Harbor. The
Out of Your Head
collective presents a unique combination of improvisers for one night only, as they do every week, at the Windup Space.
Legendary jazz pianist
plays the last week of his summer residency at An die Musik.
Texan folk rockers
continue touring in support of 2011's
I Am Very Far
at Rams Head Live. Boston synth fiends
groove it out at the 8x10 with the
IN THE WINGS:
Florence and The Machine
team up with the
for one of the fall's hottest tickets at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 19. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) The
High Zero Festival of experimental improvised music will celebrate its 14th year in Baltimore with four nights at the Theatre Project from Sept. 20-23. (For more information, visit highzero.org or call  752-8558.)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
will get all apocalyptic again for old time's sake at Rams Head Live on Oct. 3. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) The Virgin Mobile FreeFest has finally been announced for Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Tickets to see dozens of acts, including
go "on free" this Friday. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.)